Google finally broke the silence over all the discussions surrounding Google updating its algorithm. Google’s Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts confirmed on Twitter that Google is rolling yet another Panda refresh. Panda 4.0, as Google names this update, brings an end to all the speculations that have been brewing over the past few weeks.
Bing has added a stern warning for webmasters who are using keyword stuffing techniques for manipulating rankings without being caught. The warning is present in the updated Webmaster Guidelines of Bing.
Webmasters are often confused on how crawl errors on redirected pages are shown in Webmaster Tools. To clarify the issue & make it easier to diagnose, Google has introduced changes in crawl error reporting for redirects.
The head of search spam in Google, Matt Cutts has recommended website owners who place widgets on the site or distribute widgets to place a nofollow link within the code of the widget. Matt has posted a video saying, "I would recommend putting a nofollow, especially on the widgets".
Head of Web Spam in Google, Matt Cutts in the latest video has said that webmasters can expect Google to provide them more information regarding manual web spam actions in Webmaster Tools.
Google has updated the navigation within Google Webmaster Tools and has added a new "search appearance" pop up to provide more guidance to the new webmasters.
Matt Cutts, at SMX Advanced announced that Google Webmaster Tools notification will now come along with example URLs of problem areas. The improvement will begin in a day or so.
Matt Cutt, one of Google's most noted engineer and Head of Search Spam informed everyone about the upcoming updates in Google's Penguin algorithms, Google's Panda algorithms as well as the new link network targets. The update announcements were made during the SMX West panel 2013.